U.S. Export Compliance Counsel

Flagship Management
March 8, 2021
Norfolk, United States of America
Job Type



Export Compliance Counsel

Successful applicant must be U.S. Citizen and have current Security Clearance.


  • Lead, mentor and develop a small team of contract and compliance professionals responsible for company’s contracts with the U.S. Government and subcontracts with government prime contractors
  • Strengthen and administer processes to ensure the company and all employees comply with export control regulations, oversee adherence with contractual flow-down obligations, and advise the company on effective ways to work with its overseas affiliates while adhering to its DCSA FOCI mitigations.
  • Identify foundational and institutional challenges, building comprehensive initiatives to address those core issues, and ensuring accountability and transparency
  • Serve as a bridge and strategic thought partner to the President as well as the Marine Legal & Compliance organization.
  • Regularly review and maintain the effectiveness of the US export control and ITAR control environment
  • Providing practical legal advice and support on international business matters in a fast-paced environment



  • Working knowledge of US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS) for export licensing application
  • Working knowledge of US Department of Commerce’s Simplified Network Application Process-Revised (SNAP-R) for export licensing application
  • Knowledge and skill in using computer software, including Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint, One Note and SharePoint
  • Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

Education & Experience:

  • J.D. and membership in a U.S. State Bar, preferably in Virginia
  • Substantive exposure to & understanding of U.S. export control regulations (ITAR, EAR); Good understanding of the FARs and DFARs
  • Must have solid legal experience in government contracts and grants, including R&D funded activities; knowledge of the legal issues involved in cost accounting and other transaction authorities (OTAs) is a plus
  • At least 3 years of experience, preferably in-house at a U.S. defense subcontractor, DOD or the Department of the Navy
  • Experience with regulations governing FOCI mitigated companies (DCSA SSAs, AOPs) a plus.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen, and have current Security Clearance
  • Prior management experience a plus.


Company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity Employer; M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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